October 07, 2023
October 06, 2023
Faint hairline crack to top of King, natural flaw to centre of King stem, and resulting slight lean, faint hairline crack to lower section of Queen. Nice patination to the boxwood.
Restoration to Queen spike, tiny chip to baluster rim of bishop and rook.
‘Very Good’. With a sliding lid. Probably of a later date than the chess set.
October 03, 2023
‘Very Good’. Baizes in excellent condition.
‘Very Good’. Surface dirt, but otherwise in excellent condition.
'Very Good’. Lovely quality. Period pencilled annotation to the inside of the lid.
October 02, 2023
September 25, 2023
Nice shiny surface patination, hairline crack to base of King, minor chip to Queen baluster, minor surface dirt, hairline crack to Rook, hairline crack to two Pawns. But overall, ‘Good’.
Minor chips to two Pawns. Otherwise, ‘Good’, with a nice shiny surface patina.
‘Good’. Nice shiny patination. A few scuffs. Green baize lining ‘Very Good’. No key.
July 26, 2023
July 10, 2023
July 04, 2023
Good. A nice example.
Nice shiny ‘toffee patination’. Slight lean to one white bishop. Green baizes (to the undersides) a bit worn to the edges. Otherwise, good.
Green baizes slightly worn. Otherwise, good.
Green label immaculate- with only a few very minor indentations. Top half of lock absent (please see photograph). Minor scuffs and scratches to the mahogany. Otherwise ‘Good’.
June 23, 2023
June 15, 2023
Good. A nice weighted example.Two chips to pawn collars professional repaired. Hairline crack to black knight and black pawn professionally repaired. Original felts: Weights slightly protruding in places. Box good. Minor hairline cracks and the usual minor scuffs and minor dents. Green label immaculate. No key.
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June 08, 2023
May 09, 2023
April 05, 2023
February 08, 2023
October 26, 2022
Good. Board raised on felt pads to the underside. Minor scratches and minor scuffs as consistent with age.
'Insurance Club' label in ‘ivorine’ (ie celluloid)- checked with a UV lamp.
October 18, 2022
October 04, 2022
September 01, 2022
Excellent. Green baizes to the underside of the bases ‘excellent’.
Excellent. Green baizes excellent.
Good. The usual minor dings and minor surface scratches as appropriate for its age. Traces of the original white BBC label to the underside of the lid.
August 30, 2022
July 05, 2022
Stain top left to the lid. A few scuffs, silk lining to the underbase slightly rubbed on the corners. Otherwise good. Gilt-tooling good. Interior excellent.
15 wooden counters dark brown. 15 wooden counters in a lighter coloured wood. A few hairline cracks. Counters quite light in weight.